“The Robby Hopkins Band puts on one of the best shows we’ve ever seen,” said Will Nichols, producer of the weekly show. “Someday we’ll be saying, ‘I knew Robby back when ...’ It’s no wonder he and his band have been voted ‘Best Country Act’ in Chattanooga as well as ‘Best of the Best’ in Knoxville.”
Hailing from LaFayette, Ga., Hopkins learned to play guitar at age 8, and wrote his first song at age 16. He’ll be playing the famous Bluebird Cafe in Nashville for the second time next week. He’s played the Riverbend Festival, opened for American Idol’s Lauren Alaina and opened for country star Randy Houser.
Lead guitarist Tyler Southern was awarded “Best Guitar Player” and “Best Keyboard Player” by the Chattanooga Music Awards. The band's first CD is named “How’d We End Up Here” and the single, “She’s Country’er Than Me” is about to be release.
“Two more exceptional musicians round out the band with Cody Bunch on drums and Jonathan Wakefield on bass,” said Nichols. “Their exciting blend of hard-driving country and country gospel make this a concert not to miss.”
Also appearing on the Jubilee is award-winning singer-songwriter Elmer Bramlett, Southern gospel singer Amy McAlister, Emily Varnell, and the Cowboy Church Band and Chorale. Nichols, known as “The Gospel Gun,” is host and announcer.
The Cowboy Gospel Jubilee is held at the Cleveland Cowboy Church in the Dockery Heights community at 3040 Blythe Road, off Dockery Lane, between Blue Springs and Blackburn Roads.
Admission is free and a love offering is taken.